Daily Archives: March 22, 2008

Apple fanbois have lost grip on reality

LEGIONS OF FANS of products made by Saint Steve Jobs of Cuptertino are still stung into action if anyone disses Apple products, the New York Times reports.

The article quotes a hack who writes for Salon called Fahrad Manjoo. Manjoo is obviously undeterred by Apple fanbois pelting him with the internet equivalent of rotten apples.

He said Apple fanbois don’t care about honest opinion. They are driven by “religious zeal” for their own true love. “They don’t want a review. They want a hagiography.” There used to be a legion of AMD fanbois but their ranks have thinned. We’re not sure we’ve ever come across an Intel fanbois who actually doesn’t work for Intel. ♥

Chinese army hackers attack India

A REPORT ON TECHGOSS claimed that a unit of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has systematically attacked Indian websites as part of a strategy by China to fight future wars.

Sathya Prasad claimed that the Chinese hackers are based in Guangdong province and use .doc and .pdf files containing trojans to grab information from sites.

Government and corporations have already come under attack, and the article claims the PLA performed an “Informaticised Peoples Warfare Network Simulation Exercise” to simulate cyberwar against India, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

There’s more here. ♦